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La Plaza; Undercount



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La Plaza
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Premiered January 10, 1979- Officially La Plaza as a separate series title ended after season 28 (2006). It was replaced by the interview series: Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One which premiered in 2007.

Producer Raquel Ortiz anticipates that the bilingual series will serve as a plaza for the entire local Latino community. Ortiz also served as the host during the first season along with guest hosts. The program format varied from week to week, between musical specials, documentaries, in-studio debates, both locally produced and acquired. Spanish language programs were subtitled in English and English language programs were captioned in Spanish.

See January 1979 Prime Time Program Guide for cover story. Series release date: 1/10/1979

Program Description

A look at what and how the Latino community misses out on when it is not counted in terms of money and services. In Spanish with English subtitles. Guests include: Representative Robert Garcia (Dem. NY), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Census and Population; Ron Ikegeri, Japanese-American Citizen’s League, and member of the Asian-Pacific Advisory Committee on the Census; Doris Saunders, Jackson State University, Chairperson of the Black Population Advisory Committee to the Census Bureau.



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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Undercount,” 03/14/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C623EFB2723544329E6C61F7983DE087.
MLA: “La Plaza; Undercount.” 03/14/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C623EFB2723544329E6C61F7983DE087>.
APA: La Plaza; Undercount. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C623EFB2723544329E6C61F7983DE087
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